Anyone who works in the legal business knows that Essay

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Anyone who works in the legal business knows that communication is both verbal and
non-verbal and we also know that the verbal element-that is, the spoken word taken
alone-is an extremely unreliable story-teller. This is why all lawyers should know how to
interpret a second language. The second language I'm going to talk about is the non-verbal
language. First, the non-verbal language creates better communication skills, needed by a
lawyer. Second, the non-verbal language would greatly benefit international lawyers.
Finally, understanding the non-verbal language will have an impact on future career
growth.

First, the non-verbal language creates better communication skills, needed by a lawyer.
Witnesses are not always believed despite their credentials and their command of the
facts. In some instances, witnesses are believed despite their little mistakes about the
same facts. Jury decisions turn on an obscure point either overlooked or understated in
the case all because of an insufficient or incomplete understanding of non-verbal
communication. In the diverse world of lawyers, the unreliability of the spoken word plays
out in cases that are won and lost, which ultimately has an effect on the decision making
to the trial judge or jury.

Second, the non-verbal language would greatly benefit international lawyers. Understanding
the non-verbal language prepares international lawyers who have to litigate in other
countries. It also provides the lawyers the necessary tools to prepare a witness, by
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